DaimlerChrysler Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. appear to be a giant step closer to firming plans to co-develop small C- (Dodge Neon/Mitsubishi Mirage and Lancer) and D-segment (Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Stratus/Mitsubishi Galant and Eclipse) car platforms. The two automakers already have formed a joint procurement and supply team, and components are out for bid to see how much can be shared between the next-generation cars, Richard O. Schaum, head of product development, quality and ...

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